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First Alert Action Day declared with strong winds forecast for northern Utah

Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 20:31:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The FOX 13 weather team has declared a First Alert Action Day ahead of a second round of strong winds that will bring heavier gusts to parts of northern Utah than were felt Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the northern Wasatch Front beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday.

(Live, real-time weather information from the FOX 13 First Alert Weather team below)

Downslope winds from the east are forecast between 30-40 mph with gusts reaching 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected in East Box Elder County, the northern Wasatch Front and Cache Valley.

LIVE RADAR: FOX 13s interactive radar shows up-to-the-minute conditions

The Salt Lake Valley will receive a fair share of strong winds, with the east bench and Parley's Canyon through Millcreek possibly seeing winds gusts up to 50 mph.

Road restrictions could be declared during the Wednesday commute, especially for high profile vehicles.

Northern Utah experienced heavy winds Monday morning. A High Wind Warning ended at noon, but not before gusts reached 72 mph in Farmington, 66 mph on US-89 near Weber Canyon, and 58 mph at Park Lane.

High winds were felt in parts of Salt Lake City as the University of Utah recorded a gust of 43 mph.

Tuesday morning's strong winds caused hundreds of Rocky Mountain Power customers in the Ogden area to lose electricity.

READ: Hundreds of Rocky Mountain Power customers lose electricity in Weber Co.

Strong crosswinds are expected along U.S. 89, I-15 and Legacy Parkway in northern Utah through Tuesday morning.

Northern Utah residents are advised to secure decorations, garbage cans, trampolines and other outdoor items.

READ: Wind advisories issued for parts of northern Utah

NWS reports the strongest gusts are expected Wednesday morning near Brigham City and Logan Canyon.

Centerville City announced its garbage pickup service for Wednesday will be moved to Thursday this week.

Bountiful City announced its garbage collection will follow its normal schedule Wednesday.

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